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:00 tonight when polls in california close. elections official there is have set up a drive-thru drop-off for absentee ballots. one of the biggest battles in california is the governor's tax on education funding. >> reporter: he didn't just vote here he held one last pep rally for prop 30. which some are calling the most important decision on today's state ballot. prop 30 supporters greeted governor brown as he walked to vote this morning many support has declineed recently. the governor says he's feeling optimistic. >> wouldn't be surprised if the outcome is even who are positive than most of you are expecting. or row opponents are feeling positive -- >> reporter: opponents are feeling positive. >> i think voters are seeing through the rhetoric around prop 30 and seeing it for what it is, which is a massive tax increase. >> reporter: it would increase taxes for those who make at least $250,000 a year and add a quarter cent to the state's sales tax. without it schools will lose money. >> no on prop 30 means billions out of schools and the universities. a yes vote means billions of dol
'm kristen sze the military is bringing in help to restore power for victims of sandy. >>> from california to new york loaded with equipment and crews. let's look at pictures of devastation to homes and businesses on the new jersey shore overwhelming. millions of homes are without power. pg&e is helping to provide some of the equipment. the death toll is at least 70. people living in the damaged areas are going to need that help right away. it should arrive sometime this afternoon. katie marzullo is going to join news a moment. look at these live pictures. you can see so many homes have been devastated. the weather came up over the new jersey shore. people have a long way to go for recovery. >> reporter: the defense department says it is flying 17 aircraft from california to new york, that aircraft is loaded with power generation equipment that is going to help crews get the lights back. utility officials in new york say they are on track to get the power back in manhattan by saturday. wheels of recovery are turning slowly. look at the line for buses in brooklyn, six blocks long and growin
see how wet amy is. the california emergency manage agency remind us this storm provides a great reason to make sure we are all prepared for any type of natural hazard encouraged to have emergency kits stocked with battery operated radios and flashlights batteries, three day supply of food and water for everybody in the family and manual can opener. and developing a plan for your family posted at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> we'll be tracking this storm truth the day with live doppler 7 hd. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in a few minutes. >>> also, president obama turns to twitter and bay area business people are part of his push to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >>> new details noon deadly fire at a clothing fire in bangladesh. factory officials are -- are arrested and accused [ male announcer ] introducing... a new way to save on your prescriptions. it's the aarp medicarerx saver plus plan from unitedhealthcare. with this plan, you can get copays as low as a dollar through a preferred network pharmacy like walgreens -- where you'll find 8,000 co
coverage from abc news at 4 p.m.. at 8:00, when the polls close in california get bay area results from abc7 news. then abc news returns with primetime election coverage 8:30 with a complete wrap-up at 11. >>> long painful recover from superstorm sandy continues. forcasters are tracking a new storm that could hit wednesday. kira klapper joins us with more on the cleanup efforts. >> reporter: early season nor'easter is expected to slam the mid atlantic and new england with strong winds and heavy rain wednesday. the worst possible news for an already battered region. it has been one week since superstorm sandy hit, leaving 113 dead and more than 1 1/2 million customers still without power. today was the first monday morning commute since sandy unleashed her fury. new york schools reopened, more than one million students, heavy strain on battered transit system. hundreds missed their freezing rain. the seemingly endless lines for gas continued with people gripping their empty fuel cans and frustration mounting by the minute. >> i've been waiting for about 4 1/2 hours. and it is -- [ inaudible
. >> fate of same-sex in california could be decided any minute. latest on the justices' decision >>> oh boy, what a mess. massive tree cross a business road in mill valley this morning before 2 a.m. on miller avenue major road that was in front of the safeway. it blocked westbound lanes of miller for a while crews quickly cut it up so traffic could get through. we'll continue our storm coverage throughout the day on abc7news.com. >>> a lot of problems with trees and power lines. meteorologist mike nicco here to look at how long this will continue. >> about the next hour or two, heaviest of the rain moving through now with a wave on the cold front we don't have winds when this morning we had guts up to 60 few, 70 miles per hour, 50 -- at sfo, i expect the trees if they begin to topple again probably because the rain is coming down so heavily not the wind that will change sunday morning where i think we'll have breezy conditions again and the possibility more power outages. emeryville towards san francisco, 200 feet up in the clouds on mount tamalpais you can see how breezy it is in the highe
to celebrate today than just shopping. >> the first outlet center opening in california since 2001. better yet, it is only one of five in the whole united states to open this year. >> reporter: some say the opening of the paragon outlet mall in livermore is more concrete evidence that the economy is coming back and can support a huge mall. look at the line at starbucks one hour before the mall opened with >> brand new outlet store in the bay area we live in tracy we don't have many things close by. we have been waiting and anticipating for in mall to open. >> reporter: predictions are traffic on the 580 will be clogged throughout the grand opening weekend. mall executives have made plans to try and accommodate the crowd. >> we've created auxillary parking lots. we know there's a lot of excitement, we want to minimize the impact on 580. >> reporter: the mall has 130 stores and restaurants, all big brands, we did find one family owned walnut creek business among all these big names. the owner is excited and a little nervous about the number of shoppers here in the big leagues. >> they tell me 14
-4 inches tomorrow. and partly sunny on sunday. as you head down to southern california. scattered showers in l.a. and it will be sunny and 70 by sunday. here's our accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures in the 50s again tomorrow. and record cold highs this time of year, in the low 50s. and to give you an idea of how cold it is, record cold. and as we head to sunday, we'll be in the mid 60s with the next chance of showers wednesday and possibly thursday of next week. very active pattern, and looks good right now. we need the moisture. >> in a week, we go from record highs to record lows >> it woulden neat. >> stay with us. and we'll be right back. >> coming up on katie at 3:00, people who have experienced miracles, and then at 4:00, we're going to ride along with the police department to see something that they have never done before, reaching the community through social networking. and you'll see how boys and girl are affected differently. >> time for fly's perfect pet. and we're all ears, mike. >> from the humane society here. >> i want to go exploring. >> all right. he's so soft.
about 8:00 last night. this is what our sources are telling us. the man has a southern california address. he tried to board a southwest flight to los angeles. he was going through the checkpoint here when tsa inspectors noticed suspicious items in the bin where he put his carry-on bag. they found components of an ide. an improvised explosive device, a watch with wires, fuses and a toggle switch. all the components were there except for the explosives. they then look at his boots and he suffered layers into his boots just like the shoe bomber richard reid had done. they notified sheriff's deputies who took him into custody. they examined the material. the f.b.i. was notified. sheriff's office tells us the man claims it was an art, a piece of art. we are still trying to find more details about this story but that the very latest here from oakland international airport. >> cheryl: at san francisco international airport there were weather flight delays. there were delays on flights arriving this morning from the northwest where the weather is already wetter. >> kristen: we're not dry
the police force tonight. >>> police search for a couple stealing mail in broad daylight. >>> the california highway patrol is calling it its first night of lending a hand in oakland a big success. overnight chp joined oakland police in patrolling the city that has seen a spike in crime. >> reporter: oakland police happy to have chp officers on the streets with them to deal with the criminal element. opd has long said if you want to impact the crime rate in this city you have to get cooperation of the citizens. a short time ago, that made a big impact on some elementary schools. the chp helicopter is a serious attention-getter and it did that today at the health and safety fair. oakland pd brought out special vehicles, squad cars with cruisers like they were last night on the first night of oakland's operation impact. chp says it was a success. >> last night we had 11 to 12 arrests which included for driving under the influence, warrant arrests, stolen vehicle, drug vials, things of that nature >> reporter: today's event a far cry from what happens too often, 30 minutes after operation impac
in the -- that the people of california can make sound judgments in the context of tens of thousands of fewer teachers, massive cuts in public education, thousands of courses in community colleges, eliminated. redevelopment eliminated, cutbacks. there's been a real effort at paring back state government. in that context, of three in cuts, i see why people -- of three dollars in cuts i see why people voted. it is a balanced plan, sustainable and i continue tend to do whatever i can in the next two years to make sure we meet the high expectations that the majority of californians, expressed last night. i'll take any questions. >> voters who might be wondering what their vote meant for prop 30? >> that was governor brown's news conference on the passage of prop 30 if you want to continue watching we are live streaming it on abc7news.com. >>> democrats in sacramento may have a favorable new political landscape the party is anticipating a super majority in the state senate and assembly allowing the party to push through increases and budgets without republican votes. >> here's a look at other propositions.
-based -- airline since june >> right now a hearing underway looking into the connection between california's oil refineries and sudden spike in gas prices. new research shows refineries continued to produce gasoline during periods we the public was told otherwise. the information comes from mccullough research which combed through found thousands of pages of documents. transportation reporter heather ishimaru will have a full report tonight. >>> breaking news on the bp oil spill an executive has been indicted on charges he lied to authorities about the amount of oil leaking from the spill. the oil giant has agreed to pay 4 1/2 billion dollars in a landmark settle for causing the biggest spill in united states history terms of that deal released this morning in addition, bp agreed to plead guilty to 11 fell misconduct charges for the deaths of the men who died. the settlement is said to be paid over five years. >>> still ahead, he admitted the affair. former cia director petraeus is denying another aspect of his sex scandal as big names rush to defend general john allen's reputation. >>> new fear
california nurses association says nurses are striking at eight hospitals operated by sutter health, and two san jose hospitals operated by hospital corporation of america they are holding rallies and picketing, over staffing levels, sick leave and other issues. here's a map of the hospitals affected: medical centers in oakland, berkeley, castro valley, san leandro, antioch, novato, vallejo and san jose. >>> santa clara county supervisors reviewing the way officials use government credit cards after accusations of lavish spending. one is being investigated by the county district attorney. since 2009 he has spent more than $36,000 in taxpayer funds, more than 180 restaurant meals, flight upgrades to first class and payments at fancy las vegas establishments. he declared personal bankruptcy in march 2011. >>> when it comes to public nudity san francisco may decide today it is too much to bear, sorry about that. the board is scheduled to vote in afternoon on an ordinance to ban nudity in most public places for anyone five or older. supporters say public nudity has gotten out of hand. critics sa
. >> my daughter, her husband and four children live in california danville and they are going to be meeting us there so we've got a big party. >> reporter: seattle resident carmen on her way to sacramento. >> i'm thankful to be with my husband, family and friends one of my favorite holidays. >> reporter: what is thanksgiving dinner going to be like at your house? >> i don't know, we didn't have it. [ laughing ] >> reporter: well they haven't had it yet so i guess he made a good point this day used to be the busiest travel day of the year now it is third place in thanksgiving travel behind last friday and the biggest travel day of the thanksgiving week this coming sunday when everybody comes home. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> oakland man has died after falling to his death. next, what authorities say he was doing before the accident. >>> new information just into the newsroom about the future of hostess the maker of tweufrpb >>> an oakland man is dead after falling didn't a hillside into a water filled rock quarry. sky 7 hd shows the quarry where that man fell. crews started
, if elected, ye hopes to expand california's online voter registration program into an online voting program. >>> that fog is hanging tough today itch >> worst spot is sfo, just a quarter mile visibility there, sunny and -- sunny and 60 in san jose now. fog in the north bay improving, we are looking at oakland, with foggy conditions, and vollmer peak. a big change all straight ahead. >>> plus, the hidden dangers of those bouncey houses. new report on how many kids they send to the hospital. >>> some bay area school kids get a surprise visit from one of the stars of thedkx ñ >>> new study out about the danger of those bouncey houses popular with kids the favorite is home to more than 30 child injuries a day. incredible video showing how kids are getting hurt. >> oh my gosh. >> reporter: watch as this inflatable slide goes airborne with children inside then crashes on a crowd. >> i couldn't get up, i fell so hard. >> reporter: 13 people were injured, including children. the most serious cases typically from bounce houses that weren't tied didn't. take a look at this house that flipped due to
: in arizona sales spiked 500% due to influx of players from nevada and california, states that don't sell power ball. anybody come from san diego? >> yeah san diego, l.a.. >> reporter: norma chairman of board of directors says they will help the winners get financial guidance. >> to create a financial team or a team of advisers to give them that advice because this is an exciting time as well as a life-changing time for these winning tickets. >> reporter: the jackpot rolled over 16 times without a winner that's why it got so huge. amazingly, it is not the biggest u.s. prize in march of this year, three tickets shared 656 million dollars. last night nearly nine million ticket holders won smaller prizes. if you matched five out of six numbers, you will share in a prize totalling more than 130 million dollars. this is the 27th power ball winning ticket sold in missouri, the state ranks second trailing only indiana. t.j. winick, abc7 news. >>> former president bush is in the hospital being treated for bong kai 'tis. mr. bush has been at a -- bronchitis. mr. bush has been cured for the most pa
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